Department of State March 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Defense Trade Advisory Group; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: 05-6055
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-28
Agency: Department of State
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “The Shamans: Spirit Guides of Siberia”
Document Number: 05-5739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-23
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 [79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459], Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 [112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.], Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999 [64 FR 56014], Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999 [64 FR 57920], as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition, ``The Shamans: Spirit Guides of Siberia,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign lender. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska, from on or about May 12, 2005, to on or about September 18, 2005, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Bureau of Nonproliferation; Extension of Waiver of Missile Proliferation Sanctions Against Chinese Government Activities
Document Number: 05-5738
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-22
Agency: Department of State
A determination has been made to extend the waiver of import sanctions against certain activities of the Chinese Government that was announced on September 19, 2003, pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act, as amended.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division; Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Form DS-5504, U.S. Passport Re-Application Form, OMB Control Number 1405-0160
Document Number: 05-5590
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Type of Request: Emergency Review. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/FC. Title of Information Collection: U.S. Passport Re-Application Form. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-5504. Respondents: Individuals or Households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 25,000 hours per year. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency approval of this collection was granted by OMB January 13, 2005. The approval is valid until June 30, 2005. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on (202) 395- 4718. During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to: Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division; Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Form DS-4085, Application for Additional Visa Pages, OMB Control Number 1405-0159
Document Number: 05-5589
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Type of Request: Emergency Review. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/FC. Title of Information Collection: Application for Additional Visa Pages. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-4085. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 30,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 10,000 hours per year. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency review of this collection was granted by OMB January 13, 2005. The approval is valid until June 30, 2005. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on (202) 395- 4718. During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to: Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division; Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Form DS-82, Application for a U.S. Passport by Mail, OMB Control Number 1405-0020
Document Number: 05-5588
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Type of Request: Emergency Review. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/FC. Title of Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport By Mail. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-82. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,900,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 40 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 1,933,333 hours per year. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency approval of this collection was granted by OMB January 13, 2005. The approval is valid until June 30, 2005. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on (202) 395- 4718. During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to: Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Bureau of Consular Affairs, Passport Services, Office of Field Operations, Field Coordination Division; Notice of Information Collection Under Emergency Review: Form DS-11, Application for a U.S. Passport, OMB Control Number 1405-0004
Document Number: 05-5587
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the emergency review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Type of Request: Emergency Review. Originating Office: Bureau of Consular Affairs, CA/PPT/FO/FC. Title of Information Collection: Application for a U.S. Passport. Frequency: On occasion. Form Number: DS-11. Respondents: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,600,000 per year. Average Hours per Response: 85 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 9,350,000 hours per year. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Emergency approval of this collection was granted by OMB January 13, 2005. The approval is valid until June 30, 2005. Comments should be directed to the State Department Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Washington, DC 20530, who may be reached on (202) 395- 4718. During the first 60 days of this same period a regular review of this information collection is also being undertaken. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until 60 days from the date that this notice is published in the Federal Register. The agency requests written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information. Your comments are being solicited to permit the agency to: Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of technology.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian War, 1754-1763”
Document Number: 05-5330
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 (68 FR 19875), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian War, 1754-1763,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Pittsburgh, PA, from on or about May 1, 2005, to on or about April 15, 2006; and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law: Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-5067
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Department of State
There will be a public meeting of the Study Group on Enforcement of Judgments of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, from 2 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday March 29 at the new headquarters of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: Henry Remsen Building, 400 Dulany Street, Conference Center (Lobby Level), Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. Full Text: The Department of State, in conjunction with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other Federal agencies, is convening a meeting of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, Study Group on Enforcement of Judgments, in order to seek consultations on the proposed draft Hague Convention on Exclusive Choice of Court Agreements. The draft Convention will be considered at the 20th Diplomatic Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, June 14-30, 2005, and is expected to be adopted and opened for signature at that time. The meeting of the Advisory Committee will bring experts from industry, trade associations, bar associations, non-governmental associations, and other interested parties to consider in more detail those aspects of the draft convention that bear on intellectual property rights and related litigation, in order to assist the U.S. delegation prepare for the Diplomatic Conference. The current draft of the proposed convention may be found on the Web site of the Hague Conference (http://www.hcch.net). The meeting will be held from 2 pm to 6 pm on Tuesday March 29, at the new headquarters of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: Henry Remsen Building, 400 Dulany Street, Conference Center (Lobby Level), Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. The meeting is open to the public up to the capacity of the meeting room. Interested persons are invited to attend and to express their views. Persons who wish to have their views considered are encouraged, but not required, to submit written comments in advance of the meeting. Written comments should be submitted by e-mail to Jeffrey Kovar at kovarjd@state.gov. All comments will be made available to the public by request to Mr. Kovar via e-mail or by phone (202-776-8420). Persons wishing to attend must notify Ms. Cherise Reid by e-mail (reidcd@state.gov), fax (202-776-8482), or by telephone (202-776-8420).
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-4970
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Department of State
Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-4969
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Request for Grant Proposals: English Language Fellow Program for Academic Year 2006-2007
Document Number: 05-4721
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Department of State
The Office of English Language Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for proposals to advance the Bureau's objectives through support of academic exchanges that will result in the improvement of English teaching capacity around the world and the enhancement of mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people overseas. The English Language Fellow Program places American citizens holding advanced TEFL/TESL or Applied Linguistics degrees with teacher- training and/or materials development experience and recent graduates with TEFL/TESL Master's degrees in all regions of the world at universities, teacher-training institutions, ministries of education, bi-national centers and other related language education institutions for ten-month assignments. Pending the availability of FY 2006 Funds, the Bureau anticipates placement of approximately 120 English Language Fellows overseas in academic year 2006-2007. Public and private non- profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501 (c) (3) may submit proposals to administer and manage the English Language Fellow Program for academic year 2006-2007.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status, OMB Number 1405-0119
Document Number: 05-4720
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Title of Information Collection: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status. OMB Control Number: 1405-0119. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Originating Office: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, DOS/ECA/EC. Form Number: DS-2019. Respondents: Department of State designated Exchange Visitor Program sponsors and exchange visitors. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 300,000. Average Hours per Response: 45 minutes. Total Estimated Burden: 225,000. Frequency: On occasion. Obligation To Respond: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations for Antarctic Activities
Document Number: 05-4619
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State gives notice of the availability of two draft Comprehensive Environmental Evaluations (CEEs) for activities proposed to be undertaken in Antarctica. Interested members of the public are invited to submit comments relative to these CEEs.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “In Sight: Contemporary Dutch Photography from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam”
Document Number: 05-4463
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ``In Sight: Contemporary Dutch Photography from the Collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam'', imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Art Institute of Chicago, from on or about March 26, 2005, until on or about May 8, 2005, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Printing the Talmud: From Bomberg to Schottenstein”
Document Number: 05-4462
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the object to be included in the exhibition ``Printing the Talmud: From Bomberg to Schottenstein,'' imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, is of cultural significance. The object is imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit object at the Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY, from on or about April 10, 2005, to on or about August 28, 2005, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register.
Department of State Selection of Accrediting Entities Under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000
Document Number: 05-4461
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State (the Department) is the lead Federal agency for implementation of the 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (the Convention) and the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (the IAA). Among other things, the IAA gives the Secretary of State responsibility for the accreditation of agencies and approval of persons to provide adoption services under the Convention. The IAA requires the Department to enter into agreements with one or more qualified entities under which such entities will perform the task of accrediting or approving agencies and persons. This notice is to inform the public that the Department will be conducting meetings with potential accrediting entities in order to reach agreements with those that are qualified to be designated as IAA accrediting entities. The agreements will set forth how the accrediting entities will perform their functions under the IAA. The final agreements will be published in the Federal Register.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-4460
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Department of State
The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee announces additional April meetings to prepare positions for the next meeting of the ITU-T Study Groups 11 (Signalling requirements and protocols), 13 (Next Generation Networks), and 15 (Optical and other transport network infrastructures). Members of the public will be admitted to the extent that seating is available, and may join in the discussions, subject to the instructions of the Chair. Directions to the meeting location are available to the public on the Internet and conference bridge information (if any) may be obtained from marcie.g@comcast.com. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on Friday, April 15, 2005 to prepare U.S. and company contributions to ITU-T Study Groups 11 and 13. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel Denver North, 8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, CO 80031 starting 30 minutes after the close of the plenary meeting of the Packet Technologies and Systems Committee (PTSC) of the Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS), being held at the same venue. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on Friday, April 22, 2005 to prepare U.S. and company contributions to ITU-T Study Group 15. The meeting will be held at the Double Tree Hotel Denver North, 8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, CO 80031 starting 30 minutes after the close of the plenary meeting of the Optical Transport and Synchronization Committee (OTSC) of the Alliance for Telecommunications Solutions (ATIS), being held at the same venue.
Announcement of Meetings of the International Telecommunication Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-4459
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Department of State
The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee will meet in March, April, and May to prepare positions for the next meeting of the ITU Council Working Group on the International Telecommunication Regulations (WGITR). Members of the public will be admitted to the extent that seating is available, and may join in the discussions, subject to the instructions of the Chair. The International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) will meet on the following dates at the offices of Squire Sanders & Dempsey, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC to prepare for the next meeting of the ITU Council Working Group on the International Telecommunication Regulations (WGITR): Thursday, March 24, 9-11 a.m.; Wednesday, April 6 2-4 p.m.; Wednesday, April 20 9-11 a.m.; and Tuesday, May 3, 9-11 a.m. Directions to the meeting location and conference bridge information may be obtained by calling the ITAC Secretariat at (202) 647-2593.
Industry Advisory Panel: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 05-4120
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Department of State